'The Doctor Told Me, Sir, You're a Junkie': The Opioid Epidemic Hits Israel

One in 10 Israelis is at risk of becoming addicted to painkillers. The Health Ministry set up a task force to consider regulation of opioids three years ago – but it has yet to take action. The Shomrim media nonprofit reveals the panel's protocols

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An illustration of a doctor typing while people sit in pill bottles in front of him
'I found myself completely enslaved, and the dosages kept get bigger and bigger.'Credit: Moran Barak
Daniel Dolev, Shomrim